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Property auction preview – week commencing 7th July

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Tagged: buying a home, Derby, Leeds, Liverpool, Property auction preview, property auctions, selling your home

A wide range of properties will go under the hammer in the coming days. Here are some potentially good residential lots to look out for at auctions in Derby, Leeds and Liverpool.

Derby

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Tenant incomes keeping up with rent increases, according to HomeLet research

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Tagged: data, HomeLet, Landlords, letting, market research, Rental Index, renting, statistics, tenants

According to the HomeLet Rental Index, the average cost of renting a property in the UK continues to rise, but in most parts of the country there are sufficient numbers of tenants with higher incomes to sustain the increases.

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Housebuilders meet demand for new family homes in Maidenhead

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Berkeley Homes, Berkshire, Bewley Homes, Help to Buy, Linden Homes, Maidenhead, new homes, Shanly Homes, spicerhaart

A number of housebuilders are currently creating developments that will meet some of the demand for new, family-sized homes in the Maidenhead area - a town which attracts a large number of professionals who want to live close to London and the M4's high-tech corridor.

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Seven of the best villages near Redhill, Surrey

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Tagged: countryside, North Downs, Redhill, rural, Surrey, villages

Redhill in Surrey is a large town in the heart of the London commuter belt that boasts a range of entertainment, shopping and commercial facilities and good transport links. From here, London is accessible by rail in 40 minutes and direct services to Gatwick Airport take just 12 minutes.

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Part exchange scheme brings family closer together

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Tagged: case study, Morris Homes, new homes, Part Exchange, Shropshire, Telford

Three generations of family are now living next door to each other at Morris Homes' popular Regents Crescent development near Telford - thanks to the housebuilder's Part Exchange scheme.

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Scottish golfer putts Scholars Gate on the leaderboard in St Andrews

Monday 7 July 2014
Tagged: Golf, McCarthy & Stone, new homes, Retirement homes, Scotland, St Andrews

Recently, Scottish golfing legend and supporter of Arrhythmia Alliance, Bernard Gallacher OBE opened McCarthy & Stone's retirement development, Scholars Gate in St Andrews, by putting a ‘hole-in-one' in the grounds of the development.

At the event, McCarthy & Stone also took...

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One in eight live in homes with poor energy efficiency, according to new research

Monday 7 July 2014
Tagged: energy efficiency, market research, Ocean Finance, property market

One in eight people in the UK rate their home's insulation and energy efficiency as either ‘poor' or ‘very poor', according to research conducted on behalf of mortgage and loans provider Ocean Finance.

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Mortgage bulletin for week commencing Monday 7 July

Monday 7 July 2014
Tagged: Bank of England, buy-to-let, Coventry Building Society, Mortgage Trust, mortgages, Paragon, Skipton Building Society

Latest Bank of England figures show that the number of remortgages fell in May this year compared to April by nearly 10% and by over 16% compared to May 2013, with the average value of a remortgage approval was £157,166.

Meanwhile, the number of mortgages for purchasing a home...

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Agent Insight: Major Mahil of Belvoir Lettings in Birmingham

Monday 7 July 2014
Tagged: agent insight, Belvoir Lettings, Landlords, lettings, Private rented sector, property market, renting, tenants

We continue our series of interviews with prominent estate agents across the UK by speaking to Major Mahil, director at Belvoir Lettings in Birmingham

Could you please tell us a bit about your branch and the area you cover?

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This week’s auctions preview – upcoming events for your diary

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: Essex, Liverpool, Manchester, property auctions

A wide range of properties will go under the hammer in the coming days. Here are some potentially good residential lots to look out for at auctions in Liverpool, Manchester and Southend-on-Sea....

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Newcastle offers attractive new-build options for first-time buyers

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Bett Homes, Help to Buy, Keepmoat, Miller Homes, new homes, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Palmersville, Tyne & Wear

With Newcastle's status as the most populous city in northeast England, it's no surprise to find a large number of new developments springing up there - including plenty to suit first-time buyers who may need a little help to move into home ownership.

Boasting a trendy Quayside area...

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Manchester City owners to plough up to £1bn into new homes scheme

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: Abu Dhabi United Group, ADUG, Ancoats, Manchester City Football Club, Manchester Council, New Islington, property investment, Regeneration

More than 6,000 new homes will be developed in Manchester as part of a £1bn project that will be largely financed by the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), owners of Premier League champions Manchester City.

ADUG has teamed up with Manchester Council to develop the much needed new...

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Shelter urges government to give further help to first-time buyers

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: affordable homes, charity, First-time buyers, market research, Shelter

Shelter is calling on the government to do more to help first-time buyers gain a foot on the housing ladder after research found that four in five properties for sale in England are now unaffordable for the average working family looking to purchase their first property.

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Mortgage blog: Why you face a £1,000 rise in your home loan payments next year

Friday 4 July 2014
Tagged: Bank of England, mortgages, Savills

Mortgages are set to become less affordable over the next year as interest rates rise and lending conditions tighten. That's the conclusion of new research from leading property agents Savills who say that homeowners could face an increase of more than £1,000 in their mortgage repayments...

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One-on-one interview: Jason Colmer of Barratt Homes Eastern Counties

Thursday 3 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, buying off-plan, Eastern Counties, Housebuilder, One-on-One interview, property investment

Marc Da Silva continues his series of interviews with prominent housebuilders by speaking to Jason Colmer, sales & marketing director of Barratt Homes Eastern Counties.

Where in the Eastern Counties do you cover?

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